An Excellent British Royal Navy Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol w/Belt Hook, TOWER, #3092 Firearms
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circa. 1777- 1780's
An Excellent British Royal Navy Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol w/ Belt Hook, circa. 1777-1780's. 12", .56 cal. round steel barrel w/(2) Tower proofs, an inspector mark an the right side of the breech; "a small "CROWN" over "12" and inspector mark on the barrel tang. Lock is marked; "TOWER", a "CROWN" over "GR" (King George III), a small "CROWN" over the "BROAD ARROW" (Government ownership). Heavy brass regulation furniture. Stock is marked; w/Stores Keepers mark; "CROWN" over the 'ROYAL CIPHER' just above the rear of lock; 'T.B' is stamped at the rear of the side plate; (inspector marks) and (stock maker) is stamped in the ram rod channel. The stock is solid w/light scratches and dings from very little service. 19.5" overall length. Original belt hook marked w/a 'CROWN'. A wonderful untouched example in excellent condition and in good working mechanical order. Very hard to improve upon... Type used in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Ref: See; BOARDERS AWAY II Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail. by, William Gilkerson. c. 1993, pp. 225- (244,245) 275.
Consignment; S.R. 2013